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Former Alabama standout makes significant contribution to the athletics program

Former Alabama DB Marlon Humphrey gives a thumbs up sign before the play
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Alabama football grabbed a marquee five-star talent in its 2014 class from Hoover (Ala.) High School, but the former standout of the Nick Saban era has given back to the program in a huge way.

Marlon Humphrey, a cornerback, was a College Football Playoff National Champion, three-time Southeastern Conference Champion, and first-team All-American (2016) for the Crimson Tide. He has been with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League for seven years after getting selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Humphrey has been a leader in the Ravens’ organization; however, the University of Alabama appreciates him for what he did for the College of Communication and Information Sciences. According to Jack Knowlton of TideIllustrated, Humphrey donated $250,000 to UA’s CIS department to create to create a lecture series on sports broadcasting. He also donated $50,000 to UA’s adapted athletics program to provide equipment and travel funds for wheelchair athletes. Humphrey is another former Saban player that’s giving back the right way.

He gave his all on the field as a defensive player to win championships. Humphrey has given his all in the league — becoming a three-time Pro Bowl selection, first-team All-Pro (2019), and NFL forced fumbles leader in 2020.

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He is now making sure his Alma mater has the best in terms of journalism.

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Stephen M. Smith is the senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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